A Liverpool fan posts pictures of Rodgers & Allardyce’s tactics boards, West Ham boss made to look simple


Are these pictures real?

The truth is we’re not 100% sure, however even if they are fake the bottom line is that West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is being portrayed as a tactics neanderthal, as the manager hangs on to his job at Upton Park.

Brian Durand, who can occasionally be found on LFC TV show ‘Kop Talkin’, posted a couple of pictures onto Twitter on Sunday night alleging to show the contrasting Liverpool and West Ham tactics boards from the Premier League match at Anfield on December 7th.

Liverpool comprehensively won that match 4-1, and by the looks on the pre-match instructions, Brendan Rodgers totally outsmarted Sam Allardyce in the dressing room also.

West Ham’s tactics chart before the Liverpool game had three stars, in which only two of the bullet points gave instructions. Those instructions simply read “knock downs !!!” and “keep feeding wide men”. Thought provoking stuff!

As for Liverpool’s tactics board, Brendan Rodgers mapped out two detailed diagrams on two huge sheets of paper which included lots of lines, lots of names, and gave the impression the Reds had a gameplan for the Hammers.

For the record, Sam Allardyce has just one Premier League win in nine matches, while the Irons sit one place and one point above third-bottom Crystal Palace.

Moreover, of all the five bottom teams in the Premier League at present, West Ham are the only club still yet to fire their manager with whom they started the season with.

Pictures of Brendan Rodgers and Sam Allardyce’s tactics boards can be enjoyed below.